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Title: Special Issue - Contemporary Youth: Precarity, Resistance and (Re)Imagined Futures
Author(s): Devany, Chris
Formby, Adam
Hoolachan, Jennifer
McKee, Kim
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Keywords: youth studies
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: Devany C, Formby A, Hoolachan J & McKee K (2020) Special Issue - Contemporary Youth: Precarity, Resistance and (Re)Imagined Futures. People, Place and Policy, 14 (2), pp. 85-89.
Abstract: First paragraph: In recent years, the association between youth and precarity has become increasingly strengthened. Most commonly, youth precarity has been linked to the labour market (Shildrick et al., 2010; Crisp and Powell, 2017; Formby, 2017) and the housing market (McKee et al., 2020) although other social strata such as precarity of place (Banki, 2013) and precarious leisure (Batchelor et al., 2020) have also received attention. Deindustrialisation, forceful neoliberal politics, the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2008, austerity measures and, most likely now, the social and economic costs of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated academic attention on young people with concern over how they are faring amid a complex web of unpredictable and insecure social structures and what consequences these will have for their futures.
DOI Link: 10.3351/ppp.2020.6752799995
Rights: © 2020, Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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